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Students provided career opportunities at Public Service Career Showcase 2007

The New Mexico State University Career Services' sixth Public Service Career Showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms.

r will focus on helping college students, alumni and qualified members of the community find internships, co-ops and full-time employment with federal, state and municipal government agencies.

NMSU is one of five universities chosen by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to help attract talented people for federal service as a part of its Federal Career Days initiative. The other selected universities are Louisiana State University, University of New Mexico, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and Ohio State University.

About 52 agencies have registered for the event, and 43 of them are at the federal level. Participating agencies include the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of Transportation and even the CIA. State and municipal level agencies will attend as well.

"The Baby Boomer generation is beginning to retire," said Steve Salway, director of NMSU Career Services. "As they leave, more and more opportunities will be created in public service careers."

The showcase is free, and college students from throughout the region are invited to the event as well as the qualified public. Participants should prepare several copies of their resumes, dress professionally and expect to interact and discuss employment opportunities with government and nonprofit agencies.

A workshop, "Finding and Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government," will be at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Senate Chambers.

For more information, contact NMSU Career Services at pscs@nmsu.edu or (575) 646-4711, or visit their Web site at http://www.careerservices.nmsu.edu where there are several links with information from the OPM.